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Top 10 cultural experiences

  1. UNESCO World Heritage
    Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. In Telemark both Rjukan and Notodden are on the UNESCO list.
  2. Welcome to Theodor Kittelsen’s childhood home.
  3. Notodden Blues Festival is the largest blues festival in Europe, and it is widely known as "Europe's best blues experience". The first weekend in August every year Notodden Blues Festival serves up the best in Norwegian and international blues.
  4. Welcome to the Norwegian Mining Museum in Kongsberg.
  5. Sabotørstien is 8 km and goes from Rjukan Fjellstue to Norwegian Industrial Workers museum
    The Saboteurs' trail is the world-famous route the Norwegian Resistance used during the Second World War.
    1. 23 Jun 201715 Oct 2017
  6. Theater festival with a wide program, with everything from experimental stage art, circus and great outdoor performances.
    1. 11 Jun 201915 Jun 2019
  7. Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828 and his childhood home is just a few kilometers north of Skien city centre.
    1. 1 May 201831 Aug 2018
    2. 1 May 201931 Aug 2019
  8. Did you know that some of E. Munch's most famous works are painted in Kragerø? Take a walk in Munch's footsteps through the streets of Kragerø and visit the places where he found inspiration for his art. You´ll find plates with information and motives along the route.
  9. To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM-Eidsborg is an excellent place to start.
    1. 1 May 201914 Jun 2019
    2. 15 Jun 201915 Aug 2019
    3. 16 Aug 201931 Aug 2019
    4. 1 Sep 201930 Sep 2019
    5. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
    6. 15 Jun 201915 Aug 2019
    7. 15 Jun 201915 Aug 2019
    8. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  10. In the heart of Grenland you find Porsgrunds Porselain factory, the only factory in Norway which still produce porcelain. Here you can visit the production and talk to the people who produces the "white gold".
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

Get more inspiration

  1. Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest stave church in Norway.
    1. 20 May 201610 Sep 2016
  2. Telemarksgalleriet and Lysebuen shows art and industrial history in a beautiful industrial hall from the early nineteenth century.
    1. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    2. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    3. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    4. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019

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